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Vaping Shown to Cause Erectile Dysfunction

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Tobacco smoke has long been known to be a risk factor for erectile dysfunction1.

Now, a new study has shown that Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) are also associated with erectile dysfunction, independent or age, cardiovascular disease, or other risk factors2. It found that those who used e-cigarettes were 2.4 times more likely to experience ED than non-smokers.

The research was part of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study, which examines various tobacco use behaviors and health outcomes.

The study provides a strong incentive for men to avoid vaping or e-cigarette use, as well as other forms or tobacco.


References

  1. Kovac, J R; Labbate, C; Ramasamy, R; Tang, D; Lipshultz L I. “Effects of cigarette smoking on erectile dysfunction.” Andrologia. Dec 2015; 47(10): 1087–1092. <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4485976/>
  2. El-Shahawy, Omar; Shah, Tanmik;Obisesan, Olufunmilayo H; Durr, Meghan; Stokes, Andrew C; Uddin, Iftekhar; Pinjani, Ria; Benjamin, Emelia J; Mirbolouk, Mohammadhassan; Osei, Albert D; Loney, Tom; Sherman, Scott E; Blaha, Michael J. “Association of E-Cigarettes With Erectile Dysfunction: The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Nov 2021. <https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0749379721004293>

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